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Cris Houston

Cris Houston, Esq. obtained her Doctor of Jurisprudence in 2004 from Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Finance in 2000 from Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia.  Attorney Houston is a licensed attorney (since 2005) and a mediator (since 2018) in Texas.

Attorney Houston currently works as the Compliance and Equity Officer at Waco Family Medicine. Attorney Houston's career as a professor, Legal Research and Writing Program Director, and Academic Success and Bar Preparation Program Director spans a combined total of fifteen (15) years.  Attorney Houston has taught Legal Research and Writing, Appellate Advocacy, Academic Success, Bar Preparation, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Business Law, Business Leadership and Ethics, and Employment Law courses.  Furthermore, she has practiced law, primarily in wills and estate planning, for a total of fifteen (15) years.  

Since 2018, Attorney Houston has passionately performed mediation services at every opportunity, garnering experience mediating a wide variety of cases with the objective of bolstering her mediation skills in order to build a successful career in mediation and other fields of ADR. She is also currently completing an American Arbitration Association A. Leon Higginbotham Fellowship to strengthen her alternative dispute resolution skills.

Attorney  Houston serves her community through her involvement in the Harvard Alumni Association Early College Awareness Program, Christian Women's Job Corps Volunteer Program, Lone Star Legal Aid Pro Bono Attorney Program, and Greater Waco Legal Services Board of Directors, to name a few of her community service endeavors.